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Alkarma Cultural Forum - Bethlehem

National Network: 
Palestine
Address: 
Alkhass Village - East Rural - Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Telephone: 
+97222751288
Telephone (other): 
+972599870067
Fax: 
+97222751288
Mobile Phone: 
+972599870067
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2005
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Al-Karma is a Palestinian non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 2004 under registration number Bl-466-CU at Al-khass village in Eastern Rural of Bethlehem, Palestine the birthplace of Jesus, located 10 Km to the south of Jerusalem.
Al-Karma was created to establish a bridge and platform for Women and Youth in the rural area of Bethlehem. It emerged as a result of an active youth group in East Rural of Bethlehem who decided to help their marginalized area and people. Majority of youth and Women in Bethlehem lives in the rural area of Bethlehem from here Al-Karma was established to serve as a cultural and Educational platform.
Al-Karma was established in Easter Rural of Bethlehem in a small village called Alkhass village, one of the marginalized villages which was divided in two villages due to the separation wall. Al-Karma is a platform for youth and women that encourage and empower youth and women to take their role in community Development and to be a bridge for them to reflect their needs and ideas. It allows youth to express their creativity and participate actively to build their community. Al-Karma work to help youth in marginalized rural area to have an equal opportunities like youth in other areas. Al-Karma working in creating the Rural Area Youth Parliament and started mobilizing the idea of its through a facebook page and found a good responses. Currently we have 380 youth members on our facebook page.

Mission and Objectives: 

Al-Karma is a Palestinian non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 2004 under registration number Bl-466-CU at Al-khass village in Eastern Rural of Bethlehem, Palestine the birthplace of Jesus, located 10 Km to the south of Jerusalem. Al-Karma was created to establish a bridge and platform for Women and Youth in the rural area of Bethlehem.
It emerged as a result of an active youth group in East Rural of Bethlehem who decided to help their marginalized area and people. Majority of youth and Women in Bethlehem lives in the rural area of Bethlehem from here Al-Karma was established to serve as a cultural and Educational platform.
Our Aim:
1) Increase Youth and Women active participation
2) Reaching to the marginalized and neglected groups in the community
Our Objectives:
1) Create participatory techniques which allow to support and strengthen the local community and invest in their strength and resources to overcome the surrounding conditions
2) Provide the community with activities that allow them to understand and show cultural aspects related to identity and heritage
3) To reach to understanding and respect to other cultures and religions
4) Reaching to the maximum number of youth, children and women in rural communities
5) Developing the capacities and skills of youth, children and women
6) Encourage intercultural and inter-religious exchanges in the community

Main Projects / Activities: 

East Rural Youth forum
Bethlehem cultural festival
Computer Training Program
Youth and Democracy

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

By giving a good quality of activities and be active in the local network activities.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

To benefit from cooperation, Networking and more inter-cultural exchanges

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